Dr Sara Cibralic

Research Associate
Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Sara Cibralic is a Research Associate in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney (AUCS) and a registered clinical psychologist. Her research has focused on clinical and translational research in the early identification, prevention, and intervention of developmental difficulties and mental health disorders in families. Cibralic has worked on several collaborative projects with both national and international collaborators. She currently works on a number of research projects with the AUCS team which focus on perinatal, infant, child, and adolescent mental health.

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  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Cibralic S; Owen CK; Kohlhoff J, 2019, 'Autism spectrum disorder and attachment: Is an attachment perspective relevant in early interventions with children on the autism spectrum?', in Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum, pp. 373 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03213-5_21
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Cibralic S; Fay-Stammbach T; Tucker D; Song D; Eapen V, 2023, 'A mixed-methods evaluation of a state-wide outreach perinatal mental health service', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-022-05229-2
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cibralic S; Hawker P; Khan F; Lucien A; Mendoza Diaz A; Woolfenden S; Murphy E; Deering A; Schnelle C; Townsend S; Eapen V, 2023, 'Developmental screening tools for identification of children with developmental difficulties in high-income countries: a systematic review', Frontiers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frcha.2023.1074004
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cibralic S; Kohlhoff J; Wallace N; McMahon C; Eapen V, 2023, 'Emotional Regulation and Language in Young Children With and Without Autism Traits', Journal of Early Intervention, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10538151231176188
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cibralic S; Pickup W; Diaz AM; Kohlhoff J; Karlov L; Stylianakis A; Schmied V; Barnett B; Eapen V, 2023, 'The impact of midwifery continuity of care on maternal mental health: A narrative systematic review', Midwifery, 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2022.103546
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mendoza Diaz A; Brooker R; Cibralic S; Murphy E; Woolfenden S; Eapen V, 2023, 'Adapting the 'First 2000 Days maternal and child healthcare framework' in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic: ensuring equity in the new world', Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, 47, pp. 72 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH22228
    Journal articles | 2023
    Phillips ST; Druskin LR; Lilly C; Chavez FT; Morgan S; Wallace N; Cibralic S; Kimonis ER; Hawes DJ; Eapen V; McNeil CB; Kohlhoff J, 2023, 'The Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory: Developing an Adaptation for Toddler-aged Children', Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-023-10078-0
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cibralic S; Alam M; Mendoza Diaz A; Woolfenden S; Katz I; Tzioumi D; Murphy E; Deering A; Mcnamara L; Raman S; Eapen V, 2022, 'Utility of screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACE) in children and young people attending clinical and healthcare settings: a systematic review', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060395
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cibralic S; Hawker P; Khan F; Mendoza Diaz A; Woolfenden S; Murphy E; Deering A; Schnelle C; Townsend S; Doyle K; Eapen V, 2022, 'Developmental Screening Tools Used with First Nations Populations: A Systematic Review', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315627
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eapen V; Liaw ST; Lingam R; Woolfenden S; Jalaludin B; Page A; Kohlhoff J; Scott JG; Lawson KD; Lam-Cassettari C; Heussler H; Descallar J; Karlov L; Ong N; Colditz PB; Littlewood R; Murphy E; Deering A; Short K; Garg P; Blight V; Rodgers K; Chalmers L; Webb KL; Atkins H; Newcomb D; Beswick R; Thomas C; Marron C; Chambers A; Scheinpflug S; Statham M; Samaranayake D; Chay P; Tam CWM; Khan F; Diaz AM; Cibralic S; Winata T; Pritchard M; Liaw T; Mendoza Diaz A, 2022, 'Watch me grow integrated (WMG-I): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of a web-based surveillance approach for developmental screening in primary care settings', BMJ Open, 12, pp. e065823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065823
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Hawes DJ; Eapen V, 2022, 'Oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphisms and social, emotional and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents: A systematic narrative review', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 135, pp. 104573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104573
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S, 2022, 'The Impact of Attachment-Based Parenting Interventions on Externalizing Behaviors in Toddlers and Preschoolers: A Systematic Narrative Review', Child and Youth Care Forum, 51, pp. 1005 - 1029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09667-5
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kohlhoff J; Lieneman C; Cibralic S; Traynor N; McNeil CB, 2022, 'Attachment-Based Parenting Interventions and Evidence of Changes in Toddler Attachment Patterns: An Overview', Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 25, pp. 737 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10567-022-00405-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lieneman C; Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Wallace N; Hawkins E; Morgan S; McNeil CB, 2022, 'Observational Measurement of Attachment in Toddlers with Disruptive Behavior Using the Strange Situation Procedure and Attachment Q-Set', Journal of Child and Family Studies, 31, pp. 3385 - 3404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-022-02429-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cibralic S; Kohlhoff J; Wallace N; McMahon C; Eapen V, 2021, 'Treating Externalizing Behaviors in Toddlers with ASD Traits Using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Toddlers: A Case Study', Clinical Case Studies, 20, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534650120969854
    Journal articles | 2021
    Eapen V; Woolfenden S; Schmied V; Jalaludin B; Lawson K; Liaw ST; Lingam R; Page A; Cibralic S; Winata T; Mendoza Diaz A; Lam-Cassettari C; Burley J; Boydell K; Lin P; Masi A; Katz I; Dadich A; Preddy J; Bruce J; Raman S; Kohlhoff J; Descallar J; Karlov L; Kaplun C; Arora A; Di Mento B; Smead M; Doyle K; Grace R; McClean T; Blight V; Wood A; Raine KH; Lin D; Lin P, 2021, '“Watch Me Grow- Electronic (WMG-E)” surveillance approach to identify and address child development, parental mental health, and psychosocial needs: study protocol', BMC Health Services Research, 21, pp. 1240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07243-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Tooke S; Hickinbotham R; Knox C; Roach V; Barnett B, 2021, 'Health professional perspectives on an antenatal mental health screening program in a private hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 61, pp. 891 - 897, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13394
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kohlhoff J; Tooke S; Cibralic S; Hickinbotham R; Knox C; Roach V; Barnett B, 2021, 'Antenatal psychosocial assessment and depression screening in an Australian Private Hospital setting: A qualitative examination of women's perspectives', Midwifery, 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103129
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mah B; Cibralic S; Hanna J; Hart M; Loughland C; Cosh S, 2021, 'Outcomes for infants whose mothers had an eating disorder in the perinatal period: A systematic review of the evidence', International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54, pp. 2077 - 2094, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.23612
    Journal articles | 2021
    Matthey S; Cibralic S; Leonard K; Baker V, 2021, 'Increasing partner communication and understanding during pregnancy: evaluation of ‘The Great Pregnancy Quiz’', Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 39, pp. 435 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1802705
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Horswood D; Turnell A; Maiuolo M; Morgan S, 2020, 'Feasibility and acceptability of intemet-delivered parent-child interaction therapy for rural Australiani families: A qualitative investigation', Rural and Remote Health, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH5306
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Lennie L; Rabbetts L; Morgan S, 2020, 'Qualitative evaluation of Australian Caregiver's experiences of parent–child interaction therapy delivered in a community-based clinic setting', Australian Psychologist, 55, pp. 269 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12431
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Morgan S, 2020, 'A qualitative investigation of consumer experiences of the child directed interaction phase of parent–child interaction therapy with toddlers', Clinical Psychologist, 24, pp. 306 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cp.12216
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Wallace N; Morgan S; McMahon C; Hawkins E; Eapen V; Briggs N; Huber A; McNeil C, 2020, 'A randomized controlled trial comparing parent child interaction therapy - Toddler, circle of security- parenting™ and waitlist controls in the treatment of disruptive behaviors for children aged 14-24 months: Study protocol', BMC Psychology, 8, pp. 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00457-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kohlhoff J; Lee S; Cibralic S; Jones P; Khajehei M, 2020, 'Development and validation of the Karitane Family Outcomes Tool', Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jspn.12295
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cibralic S; Kohlhoff J; Wallace N; McMahon C; Eapen V, 2019, 'A systematic review of emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 68, pp. 101422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2019.101422
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cibralic S; Conti JE, 2018, '"I'm More Acknowledged": A Qualitative Exploration of Men's Positioning of their Body Image, Eating, and Exercise Concerns', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY, 31, pp. 186 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2017.1304298
  • Preprints | 2023
    Huda E; Hawker P; Cibralic S; John JR; Hussain A; Diaz AM; Eapen V, 2023, Screening Tools for Autism in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Paediatric Populations: A Systematic Review, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3669264/v1
    Preprints | 2023
    John JR; Pickup W; Diaz AM; Cibralic S; Heys A; Schmied V; Barnett B; Eapen V, 2023, Continuity of care and enhanced support for women experiencing antenatal distress: A pilot randomised controlled trial, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3617637/v1
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Winata T; Smead M; Cibralic S; Wang S; Woolfenden S; Kohlhoff J; Preddy J; Eapen V, 2022, 'WATCH ME GROW-ELECTRONIC (WMG-E) SURVEILLANCE APPROACH TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS CHILD DEVELOPMENT, PARENTAL MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 56, pp. 250 - 250, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000792769900576&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Conti J; Calder J; Cibralic S; Rhodes P; Meade T; Hewson D, 2017, ''Somebody Else's Roadmap': Lived Experience of Maudsley and Family-based Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, WILEY, SPAIN, Malaga, pp. 405 - 429, presented at 25th International-Family-Therapy-Association (IFTA) World Family Therapy Conference, SPAIN, Malaga, 16 March 2017 - 18 March 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anzf.1229

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